Wednesday 17 April
VAR is corrupt. Spurs won at the Etihad with a handball goal that was allowed despite clearly striking the attacker’s arm. And then City were denied an equaliser when VAR gave an offside when the ball was clearly played through by a Spurs player. The ball did deflect of a City calf but no way was playing a through ball.
To call these people clowns does a disservice to the circus industry.
BT, disgracefully, still employ Peter Walton to give nasal justifications for referring mistakes. But then the programme is presented by a former Spurs player who can barely keep the spunk in his shorts when they win.
The absurd Spurs are now, undeservedly, in a Champions League semi-final where we hope they will lose to Ajax. It is hard to say you would prefer the Financial Fair Play cheats from Manchester going through but Spurts are the worst team to get this far. Ajax for their part won at Juventus to provoke a fresh shower of Ronaldo tears. Someone should be collecting the tears; they probably cure cancer.
Thursday 18 April
Chelsea 4:3 Slavia Praha
(Chelsea win 5-3 on aggregate)
Typical, for all the attacking verve of the first-half we looked nervous and vulnerable towards the end and could have snatched an away-goals defeat from the jaws of a comfortable victory.
Goals from Pedro, Giroud and a bizarre own goal gave us a first half 4-1 lead but Slavia fought back and Petr Sevcik struck two cracking strikes to leave us living on our nerves.
To be fair Salvia were always a better team than many gave them credit but we really made an arse out of the second-half.
The win gave us an unusual record: we are the first English team to win 11 European games in a single season.
Eintracht Frankfurt in the next round with the away leg on Thursday 2 May.
Friday 19 April
Bolton Wanderers surrendered their Championship place today. While Bradford City slumped into League Two
Saturday 20 April
Manchester City did the decent thing and beat Spurs to go back to the top of the league. We are now only one point behind Spurs in the race for the top four.
Sunday 21 April
Lyon 2:1 Chelsea
The multiple winners of the Champions League managed one goal of their own but we handed them another own-goal and missed a penalty. The away goal scored by Erin Cuthbert is the least we should have taken from this one.
The tie is still alive but Lyon will relish the chance to score on the break so we will have to be at our best.
The race for the top four just got a lot more interesting as Arsenal lost at home to Crystal Palace and Manchester United surrendered 4-0 at Everton.